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Bank claims Bandar Sunway shop lot in govt’s forfeiture suit against family of ex-Tabung Haji chairman

The government is seeking to forfeit the shop lot as well as nearly RM16 million from accounts belonging to the wife of Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and their four children.

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A bank has become a third party in claiming a shop lot belonging to Azeera Management Consultants (M) Sdn Bhd in relation to the government’s suit to forfeit the property in Bandar Sunway.

The government is applying to forfeit almost RM16 million from accounts belonging to the wife of former Tabung Haji chairman Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and their four children, as well as a shop lot owned by the company.

Deputy public prosecutor Nik Haslinie Hashim informed the court that the third party, Maybank Islamic Bhd represented by lawyer Poh Choo Hoe, had appeared in court today.

“I request the court to record that there is a claimant in this application. The claimant (Maybank) today claimed a property, which is the sixth item on the government’s gazetted list (one shop lot),” Nik Haslinie said before High Court judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin.

Jamil then set June 29 for hearing the government’s application to forfeit the money and the shop lot.

“The parties need to file an affidavit if necessary, and include written submissions a week before the date of the hearing (June 29),” he said.

The proceedings to gazette the third-party notice were also attended by lawyer Marina Mohamed, who represented the respondents: Azeez’s wife Khadijah Mohd Noor, their four children – Mohamed Khairul Anwar, Mohamed Khairul Azman, Khaleeda Azwa, Khaleeda Azeera – and Azeera Management Consultants.

The forfeiture suit was filed by the government against Azeez’s family members in September 2019.

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